The QiYi Sail W is a new budget friendly 3x3 speed cube. It features a reinforced mechanism to make it more sturdy and less accident prone. It also has new design features like a rounded off center cap to reduce catching. Overall, a solid choice for a speed cuber looking for an inexpensive yet reliable 3x3.
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For a $4 puzzle, the QiYi Sail W does all that you should expect and more. It has a fun "clicky" feel that I've missed since my MoYu Weilong from 2015 and has a performance that rivals the RS3M. In fact, I actually prefer the Sail W. I've spent some time breaking in the puzzle and I've gathered a few pros and cons:
-This puzzle is fast out of the box. I haven't messed with tensions as I was very satisfied with the feel of the cube almost immediately. I used a small amount of Cubicle Silk in mine and it has still retained its speed.
-The stickers are vibrant and easily discernable. The darker blue threw me off for a little bit, but I got used to it quick enough. I've done a couple hundred solves on this puzzle and haven't had any issues with the stickers peeling.
-The overall quality of the puzzle is great. The feel isn't luxurious, but it certainly does not come off as poor or flimsy.
-The puzzle is not magnetic. This is not to say that magnets are expected in a puzzle this cheap. However, it's hard to ignore when other cubes have the feature at a slightly higher price point.
-The puzzle is loud. I wouldn't entirely consider this a con as I do enjoy the feeling of louder cubes. The springs were a bit noisy early on, but some Silk fixed that.
Final Impressions: Should this be your first speed cube? It could, but I think there are better options. Realistically thinking, this puzzle is not going to have the same longevity of quality and performance of a cube such as the RS3M. Additionally the Sail W's lack of magnets immediately puts it a few steps behind all of it's competitors, which is why I wouldn't recommend this from a competitive standpoint. All this being said, I do strongly believe that there are a few examples where the Sail may be perfect for you:
1. This cube is really cheap, making it a great cube for when you are out and about for hikes, trips, etc.
2. It is easy to justify spending a few extra dollars on your main puzzle, but sometimes putting much money into a competition warmup cube is a bit much. The Sail W is a great option because it's speed is comparable to many flagships. It's also far less painful to spend $4 dollars on a warmup puzzle than another $20+.
3. Everyone get's bored of solving the same 3x3 over and over eventually. If you are looking to diversify your collection on a budget, the Sail offers a unique feeling that makes casual solves more enjoyable.
4. Over time, many cubers will have friends/ family that will gain interest in puzzles and want to take a step towards speed solving. This puzzle makes for an easy gift.
Great puzzle, great price, definitely worth the buy.
It is light but is very bad at corner cutting. The rs3m is much better with it being only 5 dollars more. But for a first cube that cost 3 bucks it is not bad. It is light and fast
I got this cube as a free bonus $3 mystery puzzle with an order, and for such a low price, it is a great cube. Even though it is a budget cube, it's still a big step up in quality from a rubik's brand cube. It is light, adjustable, turns easily, and can corner cut about 30 degrees. It would make a good beginner cube for someone on a tight budget who wants to try out speed cubing and see if it's for them, or it can be a nice addition to a growing cube collection if you get it as a mystery puzzle.
I got this puzzle from school and after setting it up, heres what I have to say.
Out of the box, my puzzle was very tight and slow. After getting the tensions right and lubing it up, its a decent cube. If you can't tell by the cheap price, this is a budget cube. Just because a cube is budget doesn't mean it's bad, I mean the Little Magic is one of the most revered puzzles of all time, but this cube seems more like a "basic" budget cube. It's performance is okay, but the corner cutting isn't much to look at. I have a list of the cubes pros and cons listed below
Quiet and Smooth
Feels good to turn
Corner Cutting isn't good
Overall, if you have this puzzle and its your first, then it does the job. It's not the best but for the price it does what it needs to do.
Despite getting mine for free with my order last week, I definitely recommend this as a very affordable first "speedcube" [definitely a huge step up from my rubik's brand 3x3]. Turns very smoothly and can regular corner cut pretty decently. Wish it came in a stickerless option though. Recommend to any beginner, as this is better than it's price and is very affordable.
The sail w is an upgrade to the original sail, it can cornercut around a cubie and below 45. Out of the box, the cube is unstable and quite uncontrollable , i tightened it and the cornercutting took some effort, I lubed with 50k and it turns really smooth, and I like the color shades especially the dark blue. Overall, its a decent cube for beginners who are on a really tight budget, or just starting out and don't have a specific preference yet , and I personally use it to fix my inaccurate turning style. However, its best to invest an extra dollar for the Meilong 3x3 as the Sail W has poorer cornercutting.
I got this cube for Christmas, my only previous 3x3 being a Rubik's brand. So this cube was a vast improvement over that. I got a new PR on one of my first solves. It is still my main, although I have an RS3 M 2020 coming soon. But still, for 4 dollars, this is a great cube! Speed is high even without lube, and corner cutting, not so much. MAYBE 20 degrees forward and reverse is more like 10 degrees. Still, a great cube for beginner solvers!
this is the puzzle I learn to solve a 3 by 3 on overall the cubes pretty good although the corner cuttings kind of trash.
perfct for beginers. If I started with this cube I could have gotten more into speed cubing
If You Spend $2 More You Could Get A Meilong M. This Cube Is Not Bad But Not Good Either.